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Ali Osman, played by Nejdet Salih, is a happy-go-lucky, easy going chap, which is in stark contrast to his highly strung wife, Sue (Sandy Ratcliff).
He has a compulsive addiction to gambling, which gets him into trouble on more than one occasion and his marriage ends in disaster after he has his wife sectioned.
Ali was a well-intentioned attempt to represent the proportion of Turkish Cypriots who had immigrated to England and settled in the East End of London.Ali Osman was one of the original twenty-three characters invented by the creators of East Enders, Tony Holland and Julia Smith.Ali, a Turkish Cypriot, was originally intended to be named Chris.Mary Smith and her daughter Annie are introduced on 5 March. Andy O'Brien is introduced on 21 March along with Debbie Wilkins.Chris Smith was introduced on 7 May and Mehmet Osman was introduced on 13 June as a recurring character.
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He is a member of the original East Enders cast, appearing in the first episode on 19 February 1985.